Contest Category : 2020 Student Discovery Zone Challenge
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Total votes for the Contest "2020 Student Discovery Zone Challenge" : 53541
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SAVR- Stroke and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment using Wearable Technology

Presented By Roshan Pillai, BASIS Scottsdale

Cardiovascular risk is the risk of a person developing cardiovascular diseases, often sudden. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and

12559 Votes

Can Forensic Quality DNA be Extracted from Discarded Gum?

Presented by Yakeleen Almazan and Asher Bankhead, Pueblo High School

The purpose of our research is to determine whether forensic scientists can accurately use gum samples to extract Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

401 Votes

New Structural Insights into the Function of the Active Full-Length Human Taspase1: A Novel Anticancer Therapeutic Target

Presented by Rebecca Jernigan (Arizona State University – Graduate Student)

Taspase1 (threonine aspartase 1) is an endopeptidase overexpressed in primary human cancers that

1478 Votes

Radiation-responsive Nanosensor Gel (RaNG): A New way to Monitor Cancer Radiotherapy Doses

Presented By Subhadeep Dutta, Arizona State University Graduate Student

Radiotherapy using ionizing radiation (e.g. X rays) still remains a mainstay of treatment modalities in clinic for different types

1699 Votes

Repurposing Exhaled CO2 for Spacecraft

Presented By Caitlin Moffett , University of Arizona (Graduate Student)

Life support is a vital component in any manned space mission, and some waste production is a small price to pay for keeping astronauts safe

443 Votes

Characterizing Primary Mesothelioma Cell Lines by Exome Sequencing

Presented by Ghena Krdi, University of Arizona (Graduate Student)

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive type of lung cancer. Currently, its main cause is asbestos exposure. It is usually discovered

976 Votes

NPC Defects in Alzheimer’s Disease:Investigating NUP153, -93, and -214 Mislocalization in Hippocampal Neurons

Presented By Miriam Goras, Arizona State University (Undergrad)

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive, neurocognitive disorder characterized by memory dysfunction and the presence of senile (Aβ) plaque

57 Votes

Green Infrastructure Impacts on Carbon Cycling: Evaluating Changes in Soil Microbial Composition and Function

Presented by Isabel Ross, Cienega High School, Vail, Arizona

Green Infrastructure (GI) redirects water into the soil, affecting soil microbial diversity, decomposition, and stabilization of carbon.

48 Votes

Validation of Predictions From a Novel Small-Sample Statistic of Valley Fever and Dysregulated Pathways and Increasing Statistical Power of Metabolite Identifiers Through Biocuration

Presented by Suraj Puvvadi, BASIS Scottsdale

Precision medicine is an approach to patient care that optimizes the

2529 Votes

How Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in Apolipoprotein (APOE) Impact Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Pathology

Presented By Katherine Wei, BASIS High School, Chandler, Arizona

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by beta-amyloid plaques that build up in the brain as

8202 Votes
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